• According to the WHO definition "preemie"
    is a baby born between 22 and 37 weeks gestation.
  • In Poland one in ten babies are born prematurely.
  • Every year in Poland 28,000 babies
    are born preterm, which amounts to 7% of all the births
  • Premature babies are born with birth mass
    even below 1000 grams and can fit palm of a hand.
  • Let’s act together
    for better health of premature babies!

Main Goals

Activities of the Coalition focus on four main areas: education, stimulation of growth and physiotherapy, prevention of infections and the promotion of an appropriate feeding model.

There are numerous complications associated with prematurity, mainly with the respiratory and neurological systems. Many of those can be avoided if:

  • Appropriate level of access to specialist health care professionals is provided straight after delivery and continued after leaving the hospital
  • There is education of pregnant women in the prevention of preterm deliveries and education of the parents of premature babies in terms of caring for the infant, stimulating its development and physiotherapy
  • Innovative prevention of infections, mainly concerning respiratory duct infections, is ensured
  • Appropriate feeding model is provided from the first minutes of the baby’s life

GOALS OF THE COALITION FOR PREEMIES:

  • Establishing a multiplex care programme for preterm babies enabling them access to innovative, multidisciplinary care straight after birth and after leaving the hospital
  • Making the society aware that the problems of preterm babies and their parents are important but possible to tackle
  • Organising educational activities for parents in the area of proper development stimulation and physiotherapy of preemies
  • Preventing development of infections, mainly those of respiratory ducts
  • Promoting the appropriate feeding model of preterm babies – breast milk as beneficial for stimulating proper psychomotor development

Contact Details

Coalition for Preemies Office
38 Turkusowa Street
05-077 Warsaw, Poland

office@coalitionforpreemies.org